Door 23: Snow at Wyck Hill House
This photograph was taken at a wedding at Wyck Hill House in March. I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like March should be a bit warmer than this? …and before you ask, yes it is real snow.
For those that don’t know, Wyck Hill House is a lovely venue out in Stow on the Wold direction, which according to google is sat on top of an 800ft hill. I’m less than 20 miles away at the time of writing this blog – it’s apparently 5°C here and 2°C there.
A little context; we were past the wedding breakfast at this point and I was on perhaps the final hour of coverage. It had suddenly started snowing very heavily (that ground was clear at the start of the day) during the wedding breakfast. The bride and groom were feeling particularly brave and wanted to try for a picture in the snow. I’ll be honest and say it did take a few attempts. I did need to sit in the snow with a waterproof coat on my head to protect the camera. But I think it was worth it.
Photographers may notice that this is the first Canon image I’ve posted in a while – this was towards the end of my time as a full Canon user while I made the switch to Fujifilm cameras. At this wedding and a couple before hand I was using the Canon 5D MkIII with an X-T1 as my back-up, replacing my 7D before that and old 1D before that still. As I found myself more and more drawn to the Fujifilm X-T1 I ultimately made the plunge with the rangefinder styled X-Pro 2, which I now use exclusively at weddings. This was also one of my final weddings with zoom lenses – I now use entirely primes. 3 lenses, 3 X-Pro 2s, 2 flashes.